Trend Alert: The Acapulco Chair

The Acapulco chair may look very contemporary, but they have been around for decades. The Acapulco chair was originally produced in a Mexican town named (you guessed it) Acapulco in the 1950s. Usually made of vinyl cords on a metal, slightly pear-shaped frame, the Acapulco chair has most commonly been used as outdoor lounge seating. It is most commonly produced in bright, tropical colours, however, that has begun to change.


Lately, designers have been producing some variations on the Acapulco theme, which can be seen within many well known retailers.

Check these out!

Graham and Green

Graham and Green put a quirky take on the Acapulco chair. At home in the garden, conservatory or even in your living room, these playful wound string chairs come in pink, turquoise, white or an exclusive multicoloured design. Hard wearing and comfortable, these graphic chairs will become your summer essential.

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Out There Interiors

Out There Interiors have come up with a Scandinavian inspired monochrome chair- perfect for any home.

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CB2 are presenting a playful collection of colourful Acapulco chairs, perfect for summer! These chairs bring retro Mexican resort vibe to decks, patios, terraces. Handwoven over black powdercoated steel tube frame, bold colorblocked beams of blue, green, white, black and aqua PVC cord.

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Tahini Home

If you’re looking for a traditional Acapulco chair, Tahini Home is the company for you!  This classic retro 1950’s design chair is still an icon. In collaboration with Danish label OK Design, this updated version of the classic seating was made in a Mexico City workshop supporting social projects and making a difference for hundreds of young workers.

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For a unique take on the Acapulco chair, head over to Looking for the coolest piece of garden furniture on the block? Copa is it. Groovy and graphical, this collection is great for those looking to make a bold style statement.

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Or, why not bring the Acapulco chair inside and add a fur throw or cushion for added comfort? Check out some pinterest images for inspiration:

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The Acapulco chair is very versatile and perfect for contemporary interiors. They may be old, but they are definitely here to stay!

What are your thoughts on Acapulco chairs? Let me know in the comments ↓↓

Eve x

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